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Course Description 2018-01-17T12:45:23+00:00

Home building involves over a hundred different occupations and careers.  When you learn the whole residential process correctly, you’ll become unrestricted and unlimited, giving you the CITC advantage!



Whether you’re looking for investment property, planning to build, renovate, or repair your home or maybe enhance your current status, or make a career change, this course is worthy of taking. Once you understand “building principles” you can build anything!

The GCA-Home Building Course has been taken by people from all walks of life; engineers, architects, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, real estate personnel, nurses, contractors, high school and college students, building trades, homeowners and many others.

Join us in the most intensive and thoroughly prepared course of its kind. This two-section course described below provides an excellent brief and general overview into the principles and fundamental methods of building “A” house without the fluff. Students may have the opportunity to participate in stages of building a house on construction sites.

Book Cost:         $128 (plus tax) softback – 2012 (IRC) International Residential Code for One- and Two Family Dwellings  (available at Barnes and Noble Bookstores or Southern Engineer’s Bookstore – Marietta, GA)

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions. This updated code includes information on common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, ramps that do not serve the required egress door, and carbon monoxide alarms.


First of a two-section series, introduces its participants to the mental stages of planning and preparation used to develop researched information into preliminary plans & work drawings.

Topics covered:

 Zoning Ordinance & Regulation

 Construction Personnel

 Permit Requirements

 Designed Building Considerations

Students discover how it’s both easier and economical to correct or make changes during the planning phase, rather than after the structure is built! For these reasons, great emphasis is placed on Introduction and Preparation which is essential in the building of any project or career.


This second section explores the process currently used in the construction of homes and light commercial building. GCA-2 involves the whole physical erection stages.

Topics covered:

 Site Work

 Foundation/Structural

 Framework

 Roofing & Enclosure

 Mechanicals: HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical

 Insulation & Finish Works

 Renewable Energy

 Landscaping

 Site Inspections

A study of local, state, international and environmental codes will be reviewed, to enrich knowledge of laws that govern all works performed. Students participate in optional on-site building inspection exercises.


Next HomeBuilding Course Session: APRIL 9th thru JUNE 18, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays Evenings 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.


Come to the first night of class and sample what you will be receiving for only $80 – nonrefundable!
(After the first night, should you decide to complete our 10 week course, we will subtract $80 from the cost of the course.)

A GCA © Home Building Course Certificate will be given after completion of course. Participants must pay in advance of course by cash, check, money order or major credit card. Payment Plans accepted now for next session – Plan ahead now and CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO PAY AHEAD! Make payable to: Construction Industry Training Center, LLC.

For more information, please call 470-875-5494 today.